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2018 Mazda6 vs. 2018 Nissan Maxima

The Mazda6 is a unique member of the sedan segment of the automotive industry. It offers nimble handling characteristics, wrapped in an athletic outer shell, which employs a powerful, responsive and efficient engine. For the new model year, Gwatney Mazda of Germantown customers will get all of those things plus a new suite of cutting-edge technology. A comparison of the 2018 Mazda6 vs. 2018 Nissan Maxima will not only demonstrate how important these changes are, but also how these upgrades allow the Mazda sedan to compete with models outside of its class. It’s important to point out that the 2018 Mazda6 is classified as a midsize sedan and the Nissan Maxima is considered a full-size model. However, the Mazda6 is capable of punching above its weight. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 833-241-6312.

For the current model year, the 2018 Mazda6 gets several broad changes and updates, including a pair of new trim grades. The manufacturer offers versions of the 2018 Mazda6 with its native infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. These features match what is offered by the 2018 Nissan Maxima, but at a significantly lower starting price point. In terms of aesthetics, the 2018 Mazda6 is more than a match for the 2018 Nissan Maxima, which is considered among the best in its class. Independent reviews have pointed out that the 2018 Maxima is on the low-end of the cargo spectrum in its class. The 2018 Mazda6 does not only have one of the largest trunks in the midsize sedan segment, but it also offers more storage volume than its Nissan Maxima competitor.


2018 Mazda6


2018 Nissan Maxima

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 3.5-L, V-6
Six-speed Automatic Transmission CVT
14.7 cu.-ft. Trunk Space 14.3 cu.-ft.
23/31 Fuel Economy 21/30


Performance Specs

It is true that the 2018 Nissan Maxima is more powerful than the 2018 Mazda6. Buyers visiting the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom will be able to choose between two engine options for the 2018 Mazda6 sedan. The standard powertrain is a naturally aspirated SKTACTIV®-G 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to the automaker’s SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. It will make 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The two new trims (Grand Touring Reserve and Signature) of the flagship Mazda sedan can opt for a turbocharged version of the four-cylinder engine which will push the output to 227 horsepower, though 250 horsepower is possible with premium grade gasoline. On the other side of the equation, the 2018 Nissan Maxima only offers a V-6 engine, which will make more horsepower, but also won’t be as efficient.



An interior photo showing the driver's cockpit and controls in the 2018 Mazda6.
A photo of the left side of the 2018 Mazda6 parked on the side of the street.
Another photo of the 2018 Mazda6 parked on the side of the street.
An interior photo showing one of the available interior upholstery options in the 2018 Mazda6.
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